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Senior Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 August 2017

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The Senior Category Manager based in Sheffield will ensure the provision of a cost effective, efficient and professional supply of goods and services, managing and developing a competent and committed team capable of translating customer needs into delivered goods and services.

Client Details

  • Work in a forward thinking dynamic purchasing operation

  • Drive cost efficiency projects across a wide commodity portfolio


  • Develop and implement the Category Procurement Strategy in line with the Financial Regulations and UK/EU legislation.

  • Analyse financial data to identify areas where improvements in efficiency and cost savings can be achieved.

  • Undertake market research and liaise with Budget Holders and Functional Specialists to prepare specifications.

  • Prepare periodic reports on value for money obtained to monitor savings.

  • Develop and implement the Purchasing Policy and Procedures in line with the Financial Regulations.

  • Provide advice, guidance and training on procurement, contractual and commercial issues, and on EU Procurement Directives.

  • Undertake project management responsibility for tendering.

  • Develop quality management systems to enable effective monitoring of suppliers.

  • Contribute to contract and supplier management alongside budget holders.

  • Negotiate contracts for goods and services to agree improved terms and conditions with suppliers to enable effective trading, operations and customer/supplier relations.

  • Establish and develop relationships with external associates, and sector influencers in the wider region to share knowledge and develop best practice.


  • Proven procurement and category management experience

  • Ideally MCIPS or working towards MCIPS

  • Senior Category Manager based in Sheffield

Job Offer


Funded MCIPS

Flexible working

Excellent pension

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